What to Know as You Welcome Home Your Adopted Child

In 2012, slightly more than 52,000 children were adopted out foster care in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Just under 9,000 children were adopted from foreign countries that same year. Over a third of children adopted internationally were between the ages of 1 and 2, while the average age for children in foster care was just over 9 years old. Whether you are adopting a child from the U.S., abroad or out of foster care, use the following as a guide for … [Read more...]

Gender inequalities and HIV

According to the latest (2008) WHO and UNAIDS global estimates, women comprise 50% of people living with HIV. In sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 60% of people living with HIV. In other regions, men having sex with men (MSM), injecting drug users (IDU), sex workers and their clients are among those most-at-risk for HIV, but the proportion of women living with HIV has been increasing in the last 10 years. This includes married or regular partners of clients of commercial sex, IDU and … [Read more...]

NORD: March 2011 Report

    March 2011 eNews NORD Welcomes Five New Board Members Five noted leaders in the rare disease community have been elected to the NORD Board of Directors. Details. NORD Forming Coalition on Medical Foods Issue At a conference hosted by NORD in Washington DC last month, approximately 80 patient advocates, physicians, genetic metabolic dietitians, and others agreed to form an ongoing coalition to address problems related to accessing the medical foods required for treatment of … [Read more...]

HHS – A Year of Saving Lives Through Smart Investments

  A Year of Saving Lives Through Smart Investments        From the day it was first announced nearly eight years ago until today, the story of PEPFAR -- the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief -- has been one that demonstrates the generosity of the American people in the fight against AIDS. The year 2010 provided many reasons for hope about the future of the global fight, and the commitment of the American people was central to virtually all of the year's breakthroughs. During the … [Read more...]

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